Valiant Profile #3: Seren D. Pious

Hey, there. Luis, here! Last week, we got to our next player for Valiant, Avi, and get to know a little bit about their character, Sarna. This week, we get to meet Know Direction network member and tabletop RPG luminary Owen K.C. Stephens and his character, Seren!

Owen K.C. Stephens is a 20+ year veteran writer who has worked on five editions of D&D (from 2nd to 5th), two of Pathfinder, three editions of Star Wars d20, the Starfinder,RPOGm and d20 RPGs for EverQuest, Gamma World, Wheel of Time, Thieves World, and Black Company. He is currently the Fantasy AGE developer for Green Ronin Publishing and publisher of Rogue Genius Games. You can find his blog at, and on social media at,, and

Seren D. Pious, halfling bard. Art by Sheppi Rodriguez.

Seren D. Pious, Musician-At-Law, is a halfling who was trained to play music and give advice in the grand courts of high nobility… which he found boring beyond belief. With little more than his trusty bandanna and harmonica, he set out to find adventure and inspiration a he went west. Then more west. Then further west. Now he believes there is a ‘Sound of the West’ he will find, and which will serve as muse to his greatest masterwork compositions.

Luis Loza

Luis Loza is a developer at Paizo, working on the Pathfinder Lost Omens line and formerly on Campaign Setting and Player Companion lines. He's done freelance for Paizo Inc, Legendary Games, Rogue Genius Games, and more third-party publishers. His hobbies include gaming both tabletop and video, making jokes, obsessing over time travel, taking naps with Nova his cat, and walks with his wife. He is eternally plagued with a hunger for tacos. Consider checking his material on his Patreon at